2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
A comparative study of personality traits of male folk dancers and other college students
Author(s): Dr. Jaswinder Singh
Introduction: The present study was conducted with a view to find out the personality traits of male folk dancers and other college students. A comparative study was designed to compare the personality traits. 32 male Bhangra dancers were selected among the participants during inter zonal youth festival of Punjabi university Patiala during the year 2017. Another group of 30 males were added as a control group. The average mean age of sample was 21.60 ranging between 17 to 25 years with SD was 2.35 years. The group of Bhangra dancers with control groups students doing their regular routine. Methodology: To measure the personality traits subjects were administered standardized Cattell’s 16 PF (Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire) test form A scale before they actually competitor in inter zonal youth festival. It is a non-verbal test of personality which is based on questioner’s answers, after conducting the test each answer sheet was checked to make sure that there are no odd, unachievable responses. The collected data on 16 PF was treated as the row scores on different personality characteristics were converted into ‘sten’ scores as per manual. The mean, SD of ‘sten’ scores were confined for different personality characteristics. The ‘t’ test was applied to see the results. Conclusion: The results revealed significant differences in personality traits have been noticed among male folk dancers and other college students on the sub-parameters i.e., G (Expedient), M (Practical), Q2 (Group dependent), Q3 (Undisciplined) have been found but no significance difference has been found on other parameters. The means difference shows that the male folk dancers present almost good personality traits as they scored on almost all the factors of 16 PF personality questionnaire.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Jaswinder Singh. A comparative study of personality traits of male folk dancers and other college students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):2026-2028.